Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 2, 1946 · Page 7
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 2, 1946
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BDNESDAV, JANUARY 2, 1046. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA. PAGE SEVEN. f Qt#G, homed I For the Herald's Ilomemnkcrs by Iowa State College Home Economists fill You Be— LIVING BETTER TOMORROW? A beautiful farm home, that's true. It resulted from a family consultation back in '45 on whether to invest in more land or better living. This is the answer. J This is the house that Jack rebuilt. - It's the house of a modern family. A family with an investment in better , living. during the war years. At that time the neighbors were all talking of buying more land. Sure land prices were high, they admitted, But it hasn't always been this way. | but they had the money then to buy— The change took place after the war— 'II'MI prices or no hvMJ, or maybe '47. It took place ttltet n family consultation on the best •investment for the money they'd saved JOSEPH B. STEELE ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Office Over Abcrncthy's Store Telephone No. 240 DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Citizens State Bank Dr. F. W. KIESAU, M.D. Dr. M. F. KIESAU, M. D. \, Office Over Louis Schutte's <"Bours—Daily 0 to 12 and 1 to 5 ' Wed. and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. in. HEN'S MONTHLY NEED IS FEEDER HOGS GOOD BUY ABOUT 5 TO' 8 POUNDS FEED FOR THOSE HAVING CORN A flock of 100 hens, laying 50 eggs a day, will eat about 28 pounds of grain and mash daily, says Robert Penquite, Iowa State College poultrymnn. Half grain and half mash* is considered Ideal for this laying rate. Season of the year, rate of production and the size of the hen are the controlling factors in the amount of feed eaten by a bird. In figuring feed needs for a month, some poultrymcn assume that a hen will cat from 3 to 4 ounces a day. This means that from 5 to 8 pounds will be eaten per month, or from 00 to 99 pounds a year. Another way to figure dally feed needs for the poultry flock is to divide the number of birds by five. If there are 300 hens, they'll need about 60 pounds of feed each day. STILL WORK. Some horns used by the LeMars fire department back in the days when a steam fire engine was used were recently tried out by a local reporter. The horns still havx: a mellow tone, but not loud enough to be used at the present time. Horns on automobiles have a much louder sound. Farmers In some sections of the state are running short of corn and face the prospect of selling their hogs before they are ready, says Rex Beresford, livestock specialist, Iowa State College. This situation should be watched by men who have corn, especially soft corn, but who don't have the livestock to feed it to. If those hogs can be bought at market prices, they can make money for the feeder. This action also- will' help smooth out the marketing picture and lessen the danger of late winter market gluts, Beresford says. Watch receipts and weights at terminal markets. Some may find hogs that are a good buy in their own localities. POTTERY. At a recent birthday celebration for the mother of Fred Kirkpatrick, each guest was given a piece of pottery. The lady celebrated her 80th birthday at her home in Rolfe. The pottery given was made in the ceramics plant of Fred who now lives in Laguana Beach, California. Fred learned the trade about a year ago and now has his products on the market under the trade name of "Ceramics by Kirk." CREOSOTING POSTS WILL LENGTHEN THEIR LIVES Whether or not to give those farm-cut fence posts a preservative treatment depends on the variety. It will pay in some of the less durable species but may not be warranted for some of the better woods. That's the belief of Richard Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State College.. A proper preservative treatment of posts with creosote will increase the length of life of some of the less durable species from four to five times. For instance, untreated ash has an average post life of 7 years; creosote- treated ash, 25 years. On the other hand, osage orange will give 25 years of service without the treatment and an average of 47 years with creosote treatment. If the posts aren't to be treated, however, they should be cut larger. Thai's because decay in untreated posts soon weakens them at the ground line. Dry beef cows can get along on cheap roughage and very little grain during the winter. FEEDING FOR PROFIT Maximum profit feeding means getting maximum gains per unit of feed. To get the mnsi from each unit of feed it must provide the proper abundance of proteins, vitamins and minerals in the right proportion to maintain health and build the tissues that mean rapid growth and maximum gains. Give your livestock a boost on the wav to those maximum profit gains with BIG GAIN MINERAL STOCK FOOD. It is an old standby with many successful feeders who want the best in feeds and the most in livestock profits. Put it in your feeders and watch your livestock "go to town." ASK FOR BIG GAIN MINERAL STOCK FOOD VERN IIUPFER, Gundcr Store, Postvllle L. F. PUTNAM, Poslville CIIAS. TATRO, Castalla Dr. C. M. Morgan VETERINARIAN .Office Opposite Post Office Telcplione No. 140-J , LOUIS SCHUTTE WILLARD SCHUTTE JFvaneral Directors and Embalmers '.Cot Flowers For All Occasions BURLING & PALAS , , ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Office Over Postvllle State Bank J. W. MYERS, M.D. i'. Office Over Luhmnn it Sanders ;|OBIce 188-W Telephones: Residence 188-X Had the Money. Jack and his family had the money, too. But they found a more secure investment for it—in their own home And Jack's house needed that investment. It had for a long time. Oh, it was a good house—substantial in every timber. But it wasn't good enough for Jack's family. It wasn't comfortable living. There wa:, water to carry from the windmill live or six times a day. There were cobs to gather for the cook stove, wood for the heating stove. There were lamps to fill and light every night. There was the trip to the cellar before and after each meal. There was the endless scrubbing on washdays. Yes. though it was a good house, its discomforts were many. Jack's Business. Farming was Jack's business. 'And he knew how to make it a better business. He modernized and mechanized long ago in his farming operations. But it took him a good long time to see that his home still was back in the horse and buggy days. His wife knew i*. But first there was the tractor, then a new corn picker, next came a combine, a truck, a new car. Always there was something more important to use up the 1 yearly income—something necessary 'or better farming. They were missing the "something necessary" for better living. Jack finally saw it, too, when he made the comparison of his 1941 tractor with his wife's 1920 washing machine, his 1940 combine with her 1917 range, his automatic hog waterer with her dozen trips a day with a water pail. Modern Home. That's why Jack's family now has a comfortable home. A home that's as modern as his new tractor—as the family car—as the 4-row corn planter. And they landscaped too. Their front yard now is as neat and stately as the long even rows of corn, and as well kept. Yes, it cost them money to do it. It cost them a lot of money. But it was an investment—an investment they might have put into a new piece "of land. They took a safer route. They put their money in better living. &Dr. R. F. Schneider V VETERINARIAN fhone No. 170 Postvllle, Iowa Day and Night Calls Answered lee In The Iris Theatre Building Iown State College farm economists say this is a story of the future. And it can be told by hundreds of Iowa farm families who realize that land prices now are wartime prices. lonona and Postville Rendering Service We Pay Up To— $2.50 For Horses and Cows Permit 45 I For Prompt Service Telephone "OSTV1LLE LOOKER SERVICE Telephone No. 288 Monona Farmers Phonr No. tut Allamakee tendering Works Call 555 Postville ALL DEAD ANIMALS LARGE OR SMALL fWe Pay Cash and Meet All Competition VC WILL PAY FOR THE OALL1 Out of more than 3,000 strains of soybeans tested by the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Ames, between 1937 and 1942, only 6 were found that had sufficient promise to warrant further trial. Vhtn your. Hock n**dt * tonic 'tpptUur, >uit try t ttn-Jty lr«*|. merit with Or. $thbur/t AHTAB. ] /( <«rt </n/y 9°' rt'vftf I «monj un-thrlfty (Melt^ *"'ttht I JunJittt W4y I knew to I | give < It* ttrntnf, too. hit mix It In ifcf/f J itttih. Stt how thtyj^i t*iponJ u KQIN YOUR HANS FOR A •IOGM.UTTW PROGRAM IN 1?4# NOW Four-County Hatchery Phone No. 234 postvllle, Iowa Having decided to quit farming, and to settle Olson Estate, I will sell at Public Auction at the farm located 12 miles southeast of Postville, 10 miles north of Elkader, 2Vz miles southeast of Gunder, on the Postville-EIkader road, on MONDAY, JANUARY 7 Commencing promptly at 10:30 o'clock a. m. 181 HEAD OF FINE LIVESTOCK 61 HEAD OF CATTLE Mostly Brown Swiss, consisting of 26 Milch Cows, 10 fresh and 7 heavy springers; 14 one- and two-year-old Heifers; 15 Spring and Summer Heifer Calves; 4 Small Calves; Purebred Brown Swiss Bull, 2 years old; Purebred Brown Swiss Bull, 4 months old. 5 HEAD OF WORK HORSES A Smooth Mouth Team, weight 1400 pounds; A Team of Bay Mares, 4 and 9 years old; A Sorrel Mare, 6 years old, weight 1500 lbs. 60 Feeder Pigs 43 Fall Pigs 12 Head of Sheep Hay, Straw, Tama Oats and Corn About 750 Bales of Clover Hay; Some Loose Hay; About 100 Bales of Straw; About 700 bushels of Tama Oats (will have test on day of sale); About 25 acres good Corn in field. FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT F-20 Tractor on rubber, high altitude pistons, in A-l condition; Tractor Corn Plow No. 229; McCormick 16-in. Stubble Plow with set of new lays; 15-ft. John Deere Disc, good as new; 7-ft. John Deere Grain Binder in A-l condition; McCormick Corn Binder in A-l condition; 10-ft. Van Brunt Drill; new M. & M. Hay Rake; 2 McCormick 5-ft. Mowers, one nearly new; McCormick Ensilage Cutter with pipe for 36-ft. silo; John Deere 999 Corn Planter with fertilizer attachment and tongue truck; new Spring Tooth Harrow for McCormick Tractor; 4-Sec. Drag with folding draw bar; Peterson 1-Row Corn Plow, good as new; Hammer King Hammer Mill, good condition; Moline Manure Spreader; McCormick 5-ft. Web Hay Loader; 12-ft Western Hay Sweep; Pair Skeleton Wheels for F-20; Oliver 2-Row Corn Picker in A-l condition; High Wheel Wagon; Iron Wheel Wagon; Oliver Rubber Tire Wagon; New Hay Rack; 3 Wagon Boxes, one flare top; Bob Sled; 2 Scoop Boards; Tractor Tire Pump} Hand Sprayer; Platform Scales; Blow Torch; Electric Tool Grinder; Electric Motor; Universal Two Single Unit Milking Machine with pipe line for 25 cows; Grind Stone; Bicycle Tool Grinder; About 30 feet of Double Canvas Belt; Clipper Fanning Mill; Silo Rack; 3 Wood Barrels; 3 Hog Troughs; Steel Self Feeder; Wood Self Feeder for small pigs; 3 Sets of Harness, one new; Several Boyd Horse Collars; About 100 New Steel Posts; 1 Large and 1 Small Block and Tackle; Walking Plow; Potato Plow; 16-ft. Ladder; 3 Oil Barrels; Gas Pump; Cylinder Oil Pump; Rotary Pump; 10-Gal. Milk Cans; Scoops; Forks; Tools, and many other articles too numerous to mention. TERMS—The usual sale terms apply. If credit is desired see clerk before day of sale. VERN TRUDO, Prop. THOMPSON & WATERS, Auctioneers POSTVILLE STATE BANK, Clerk 4

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